That is, a tongue in cheek "How can this be happening to me?" attitude, applied to the daily chore of raising teenage girls. Bruce Cameron's columns have always been a cross between Dave Barry and Erma Bombeck.
After he makes his interest known, Jim Bob helps vet the suitor to make sure he embodies the values the Duggar girls require in a mate.
Watch below as a nervous Ben Seewald asks Jessa Duggar to officially court.
It might be sexist, but as a former teenage girl, I can certainly still laugh at it, as can Jim. We lasted about halfway through the first cassette (yes, I said cassette), and I just had to turn it off because it was such a load of sexist crap!!!
This was really funny, even if parts of it were a little dated (no cell phones yet).
He wants to take a more active role in the lives of his children so, when his wife Cate (Katey Sagal) returns to work full-time, he decides to stay home to take care of the kids.
The trouble is that they’re now a trio of independent teenagers — popular Bridget (Kelly Cuoco), brainy Kerry (Amy Davidson), and smart-aleck Rory (Martin Spanjers).
The show’s production was shut down to give the cast and crew time to grieve and also to give the network and producers time to decide if and how they should proceed. Cate is waiting for Ed to call her when Rory comes into her office, depressed.
Though the sitcom revolved around Ritter’s character, it was ultimately decided to keep the show going and Ritter’s character dies off-camera. When he calls, Ed’s ready to get sexy with her over the phone but she has to hang up.
The reason is simple: he expresses something very true in a very funny way, examining just what happens when Daddy's little girl becomes a teenager.
Beginning with the warning signs (#5: Your car insurance suddenly costs more than the car), the book covers dating (Rule #2: Keep your hands and eyes off my daughter's body or I will remove them), the telephone (seemingly wired to her nervous system), braces (the costliest metal on earth), the first job, and more.
You learn what to say when you walk up to meet her, things that actually are proven to work.